Catalog No.S1475 Synonyms: MSC1936369B, SAR 245509
Molecular Weight(MW): 431.20
Pimasertib (AS-703026) is a highly selective, potent, ATP non-competitive allosteric inhibitor of MEK1/2 with IC50 of 5 nM-2 μM in MM cell lines. Phase 2.
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Western blot analysis showing HSP27 up-regulation on treatment of MKN-45 cells with the 2 indicated MEK1/2 kinase inhibitors (AS703026: 0.5 uM; PD98059: 10 uM) for the indicated time. Inset: effectiveness of the inhibitors in reducing Erk1/2 phosphorylation.
FASEB J 2014 10.1096/fj.13-247924. Pimasertib (AS-703026) purchased from Selleck.
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|Description||Pimasertib (AS-703026) is a highly selective, potent, ATP non-competitive allosteric inhibitor of MEK1/2 with IC50 of 5 nM-2 μM in MM cell lines. Phase 2.|
|Features||A novel, highly selective and potent allosteric inhibitor of MEK1/2.|
AS703026 is a novel, selective, orally bioavailable MEK1/2 inhibitor that binds to the distinctive MEK allosteric site and therefore exhibits exquisite kinase selectivity. AS703026 inhibits growth and survival of human multiple myeloma (MM) cells, including U266 and INA-6, with IC50 of 5 nM and 11 nM, respectively. Such an inhibitory effect by AS703026 is mediated by G0-G1 cell cycle arrest and is accompanied by reduced expresson of the MAF oncogene. AS703026 further induces apoptosis via caspase-3 and PARP cleavage in MM cells, both in the presence or absence of bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs).  AS703026 may be an effective therapy in colorectal cancer caused by K-Ras mutation. AS703026 (10 μM) effectively inhibits the ERK pathway, proliferation, and transformation in human DLD-1 colorectal cancer cells what carry a mutant allele of K-Ras (D-MUT). 
|In vivo||AS703026 (15 and 30 mg/kg) significantly inhibits tumor growth in a human plasmacytoma xenograft model of H929 MM cells. This can be correlated with downregulated pERK1/2, induced PARP cleavage, and decreased microvessels.  AS703026 (10 mg/kg) inhibits tumor growth, and markedly decreases p-ERK level in a xenograft mouse model of human K-Ras mutated (D-MUT) colorectal tumor. |
MEK1 enzyme assays:AS703026 is dissolved in 2.5% DMSO. Activated diphosphorylated MEK (pp-MEK) assays contained 40 μM 33P-γATP (AppKm 8.5 μM), 0.5 nM human-activated MEK1 or MEK2, 1 μM kinase-dead ERK2 (AppKm 0.73 μM). All assays are done in buffer containing 20 mM HEPES (pH 7.2), 5 mM 2-mercaptoethanol, 0.15 mg/mL BSA, and 10 mM MgCl2. The final concentration of 33P- ATP is 0.02 μCi/μL for all the assays. pp-MEK kinase reactions are stopped after 40 min by transferring 30 μL of reaction mixture to Durapore 0.45-μm filters plates containing 12.5% TCA. Filters are dried and read with liquid scintilant on a TopCount. Concentration response data are analyzed for IC50. 0.2 nM recombinant human MEK1 or MEK2 is preincubated with vehicle or with AS703026 for 40 minutes in reaction buffer to determine IC50 of initially unphosphorylated MEK (u-MEK). Phosphorylation/activation is initiated by the addition of a final concentration of 20 nM final B-RafV600E and 30 μM final ATP for 10 min. B-Raf activity is then quenched by addition of the B-Raf inhibitor SB590885 (final concentration 100 nM), and MEK kinase activity is assayed by the addition of 1 μM KD-ERK2 and 0.02 μCi/μL 33P-ATP in reaction buffer. The kinase reactions are stopped after 90 min by transferring 30μL of reaction mixture to a Durapore filter plate, and read as above.
|In vitro||DMSO||86 mg/mL (199.44 mM)|
|In vivo||0.5% CMC+0.25% Tween 80||30 mg/mL|
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|Synonyms||MSC1936369B, SAR 245509|
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Clinical Trial Information
|NCT Number||Recruitment||Conditions||Sponsor/Collaborators||Start Date||Phases|
|NCT01992874||Completed||Neoplasms||EMD Serono||November 2013||Phase 1|
|NCT01985191||Completed||Neoplasm Malignant||Sanofi|Merck KGaA||November 2013||Phase 1|
|NCT01936363||Active, not recruiting||Ovarian Cancer||EMD Serono|Sanofi||September 2013||Phase 2|
|NCT01693068||Completed||N-Ras Mutated Locally Advanced or Metastasis Malignant Cutaneous Melanoma||EMD Serono|Merck KGaA||December 2012||Phase 2|
|NCT01713036||Completed||Locally Advanced or Metastatic Solid Tumors||Merck KGaA|Merck Serono S.A., Switzerland||November 2012||Phase 1|
|NCT01668017||Terminated||Advanced Solid Tumors|Hepatocellular Carcinoma||Merck KGaA|Merck Serono Co., Ltd., Japan||September 2012||Phase 1|
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